In-Person Orientation for Class of 2025

Please Join Us!

Thursday, September 1st

10am - 12pm

Middle School 74 at 61-15 Oceania Street

We are BEYOND excited for you to join our TEAM! That journey begins for you on the Thursday before the first day of school with a student orientation. 

Please fill out this RSVP form if you are planning to attend.

While the students are going through the orientation inside the building, we will be hosting a meet-n-greet for parents in the front courtyard, where parents of our 6th grade can connect with key members of the TEAM 74 Support Staff, as well as each other.

We will be sending out a confirmation email to all attendees the week of 8/29.

Hope to see you there!

PS – As a reminder, the deadline to fill out the information for the GS Preference Sheet is 8/29. Please do so if you haven’t already.

Please complete this GS preference sheet, to self-select your desired ARTS form that you will begin a three-year sequence in, beginning in September. 

Interested in more information about some of the GS? Check out the GS Section on our website (tap “Read More” for more information about them).


Supply List for 2022-2023

TEAM 74 Supply List

 One (1) Device (School Assigned or Personal Laptop/Tablet)

NOTE: Cell phone usage is not permitted in class, and cannot count as a Device

  • One (1) five-section notebook OR One (1) binder with five sections (one for each subject)
  • Six (6) Two-pocket folders
    • One (1) folder for handouts you receive, paired with five (5) folders (one for each of your core subjects) to store completed units/notes/work.
  • General Supplies (Pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, etc)

Depending on grade/GS/courses, they may require the following additional items:

  • A graphing or scientific calculator
  • A marble composition book
  • A sketchbook
  • If needed, these additional items will be communicated by your teachers in September.


All teachers have been provided with 3-hole punchers and staplers—there is no need for students to carry these items in their bags.


The supplies listed above are minimum requirements. If students have systems that are working for them, they are under no obligations to change what’s working.


If any family is having difficulty securing these supplies for their child, please reach out to your child’s grade supervisor.


MS 74 Device Loan Program

Students at Nathaniel Hawthorne can accept a Chromebook or iPad from our school to use in class. The device will be handed out mid-September by your child's Homeroom Teacher. It is expected that students have access to a device for daily classwork. Students will not need to have a device for the first two (2) weeks of school. Families will be asked to complete a “Device Loan Agreement” that states the specific guidelines around accepting the device. The Loan Agreement will be handed out to students in Homeroom Class.  These devices are for use in the building every day and can be used at home over all breaks (Including summer!) 

Students have the option to refuse a school device and acknowledge the use of a personal device for class activities.

Afterschool Program: SONYC Information


Daily Health Screening

Prior to entering the building, ALL students and visitors must complete the NYC DOE Health Screening. It can be accessed digitally at this site.

You will need to show the Security Safety Agent this completed form before being allowed entry (see example below)

 Screen shot of cleared for entry. 

If a student/ visitor does not have a mobile device to complete the health screening, a paper copy may be printed at home and brought to school every day.

Please see the  MS Health and Safety Presentation for all questions concerning daily safety procedures for our building.

Summer Reading Book Club for Incoming 6th Graders

 Screenshot of video orientation 

MS74 Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School!

 Blue Ribbon Logo     

On September 21st, the US Secretary of Education announced our school as included in this year’s recipients of the National Blue Ribbon! 

From the US Department of Education Press release,

"This year's cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish," said Secretary Cardona. "I commend all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. In the face of unprecedented circumstances, you found creative ways to engage, care for, protect, and teach our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have so much to offer and can serve as a model for other schools and communities so that we can truly build back better."

Here is a link to our Awardee Profile.

New York City Department of Education LogoStatement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact our parent coordinator to request assistance.  

 New York State Education Department Seal

Designated a New York State Reward School

 Respect for All Logo

Middle School 74 is a RESPECT FOR ALL School 

 Queens Courier Best of the Boro Award

Voted Best Middle School in Queens!


 St. Francis College Deus Meus Et Omnia - Brooklyn Heights, New York

In partnership with St. Francis College